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One of the films out of Cannes this year which really caught my attention, even though there was nothing more than a few stills floating around, was Alistair Banks Griffin’s feature film debut Two Gates of Sleep.

The reviews of the film as its made its way through the festival circuits over the last few months have been generally positive though audience response doesn’t really correlate with critical reaction. Perhaps it’s the slowness of the film that’s putting people off but one thing’s for certain: this looks like one not to be missed if you’re a fan of American arthouse cinema.

Somewhat reminiscent of Asiel Norton’s Redland (review) without the trippy visuals, Two Gates of Sleep takes place in a remote shack on the Louisiana-Mississippi border. It features two brothers who are “fiercely devoted” to their sick mother and have little to do with the outside world but eventually, they’re forced to leave their home to accompany their dying mother "on her final journey".

It’s clear from the onset of the trailer that this is going to be one of those slow paced, navel gazing type of artfilms which is bound to turn off a few folks but for the rest of us, this is definitely not one to miss.

Trailer after the break.

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